Become a young councillor
We want young people aged 11-19 who want to have their say on local issues to stand for election for Leicester's Young People’s Council.
The Young People’s Council has 42 seats and represents the views of young people from across Leicester, including children in care and disabled young people. It forms part of our scrutiny process, ensuring young people get the chance to participate in local decision-making.
YPC members serve a two-year term of office and meet regularly to discuss decisions we are due to make. You can stand for election in the neighbourhood you live in, or where you go to school or attend a youth centre.
The current YPC has been involved in some hugely successful work, including developing films on the dangers of knife crime and telling world leaders what sort of issues they’d like to see discussed at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.
How do I get involved?
You don’t need any previous experience or special skills to put yourself forward – you just need to be passionate about representing other young people and making positive changes to our city neighbourhoods and communities.
Registration closed on the 16th February and the city-wide election goes live on 26th February, with voting taking place in schools, colleges and youth centres for about a week.
Successful candidates are sworn in at a special event at City Hall.
To get your application pack, email Bez Kileen or call 07710 148 497.